August 2007


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2007-2008 Season
TexomaCare Pediatrics

St. Mary's School

Outreach Health Services

Stokes Orthodontics and Pediatric Dental Specialists

Additional Sponsors for WIZARD OF OZ
Sherman Arts Festival
Sherman Tourism Department
the Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation
Sherman Council for the Arts and Humanities (SCAH)
American Bank of Texas
La Quinta Inn and Suites
Bob Utter Ford Lincoln Mercury

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Cast members of THE WIZARD OF OZ

Theatricks Heads Down The Yellow Brick Road With WIZARD OF OZ

After three nights of auditioning 150 auditioners and 15 hours of deliberation, Theatricks Director Webster Crocker and his group of artistic directors have selected a cast of 70 and are proceeding down the yellow brick road of rehearsals to reach THE WIZARD OF OZ.

THE WIZARD OF OZ is Theatricks first show of the 2007-2008 season, and what an opening it is planned to be. THE WIZARD OF OZ will be performed in the historic Kidd-Key Auditorium September 8 and 9, 2007, and will include the fabulous flying effects of a tornado, flying crows, flying monkeys, a hot-air balloon, Glinda's Bubble, and flying of the Wicked Witch of the West all provided by the famed flying troupe ZFX who flew Peter Pan and the Darling children last year. THE WIZARD OF OZ is set to help kick off a week of celebrating the arts to culminate Saturday, September 15th with the 25th annual Sherman Arts Festival.

This play THE WIZARD OF OZ, is based on L. Frank Baum's original American fairy tale that is the first of 14 books on the adventures in OZ. Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams frequently of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her hometown and carries her away—over the rainbow. At the other end of the rainbow, she finds herself in picturesque Munchkinland. The Munchkins hail Dorothy as a heroine, because she saves them from the torment of the Wicked Witch of the East. Unfortunately, that witch is survived by her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West who seeks to avenge her sister's death and retrieve the infamous ruby slippers.

Dorothy, in order to find her way back home, must travel down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, home of the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. Along her journey, Dorothy befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion. Her quest is not complete until she once again faces the Wicked Witch of the West. By doing so, Dorothy realizes that there truly is "no place like home."

Cast in Theatricks production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is Anna Clarkson as Dorothy Gale, Harris Tooley as the Scarecrow/Hunk, Zeke Dolezalek as the Tin Woodsman/Hickory, Darius Thomas as the Cowardly Lion/Zeke, and Hannah Sanza as Toto. Dorothy's Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are played by Leigh-Ellen Romm and Keith Clark.

John Lonnevik portrays the traveling Professor Marvel and the great Wizard of Oz. Leigh Walker gets the dubious task of playing the Wicked Witch of the West and Miss Elmira Gultch, and her nemesis Glinda , the good witch of the North , is played by Cindy Loo Hathaway.

The rest of the cast of OZ is filled up of a host of talented individuals who play several parts. The Munchkins and Poppies are made up of Audrey Altnether, Hannah Bowers, Adrianne Clark, Brittani Crocker, Sydney Harris, Kaytlyn Hensley, Ashley Hicks, Emma Jennings, Elizabeth Leanch, Alexandra Mazzant, Anna Nall, Austin Oliver, Joey Oliver, Samantha Peck, Makenzie Rains, Anna Romm, Hannah Scott, Jackson Shumate, Samantha Shumate, Jimmy Thomas, Grace Tinsley, Lauren Tinsley, Hannah Walker, Sarah Walker, Amy Walton, Erin Walton, Madeline Wells, and Autumn Winegarden.

The Guard of OZ is Jim Walker. Cast as Ozians and Jitterbugs are Jessica Adams, Lizzie Bosse, Marty Burkart, Amber Clay, Samantha Crocker, Sarah Davis, Lucinda Grewing, Jordan Hancock, Kathryn Hanson, Elise Hebert, Theresa Littlefield, Katy McGinness, Esther McIntyre, Ellie Margolis, Chelsea Oliver, Carly Ortel, Bailey Page, Gabriela Russell, Pam Sanza, and Susan Wingarden. Ozians and Winkies are Daniel Clark, Dallas Fleck, Andy Hathaway, Enoch Johnson, Taylor Nall, and Daren Thomas. Ozians and Flying Monkeys are Drew Crocker, Kaylea Daubenspeck, and Sarah Stell.

Outside of the cast will be a 20 piece orchestra containing Pat Brentzel, Nikki Crocker, Sandra Freeman, Reese Brentzel, Woody Wood, Mary Wood, Alan Isley, Keith Hensarling, Hunt Tooley, Steve Johnson, Cathy Sauls, Valerie Farris, Scottie Johnson, Susan Pedigo, David Whitfield, Esther Brumit, Rachel Britton, Kathy Hampton, Suzanne Gebby, and Rebecca Farrar. Also, there will be an additional 10 to 12 member chorus containing Greg Tarvin, Jim Lewis, Gil Nelson, Frances Nelson, Mark Hebert, Nan Hebert, Brian Burton, Lesa Hicks, Willy Stell, and Theresa Littlefield.

Pulling the entire production together are Director Webster Crocker, Vocal Director Cheryl Lewis, Orchestra Director Fred Freeman, and Choreographer Amy Dean. Technical aspects will be handled by Tammi Daubenspeck and Betty Harper as costumers, Stage Manager Elizabeth McIntyre, Props Mistress Mickie Martin, and a host of other community volunteers.

The SCP Box Office will open on Monday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ticket sales. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 903-892-8818 beginning on the 27th. Theatricks 2007-2008 season memberships will be on sale until Friday, August 31st. Tickets for THE WIZARD OF OZ are $10.00.

Last Call to Become a Theatricks Season Member

Theatricks is going to stop selling their 2007-2008 season memberships on Friday, August 31. After that, only general admission tickets can be purchased for the Theatricks 2007-2008 productions.

As a Theatricks season member you can benefit by getting the best choice of seating with the box office first opens, and for the production of THE WIZARD OF OZ in the Kidd-Key Auditorium Theatricks season members will have reserved seating this year. Plus, as a Theatricks season member, you will save considerably over buying your tickets individually and receive reminders every show of upcoming events.

Theatricks 2007-2008 season includes: THE WIZARD OF OZ September 8 & 9, 2007; ANNE OF GREEN GABLES February 29, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2008; and ALADDIN (a Disney Musical) July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2008.

So, don't miss out, become a Theatricks season member today!

Community Series Concert Season 2007-2008 Begins with Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball

The Community Series Concert Season has become a rich cultural event in the Grayson County area for many years, and this latest 2007-2008 season of concert events is sure not to disappoint.

The schedule of events will kick-off Saturday, September 15 in the Kidd-Key Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with Marcia Ball. Tickets for the Marcia Ball Concert are $15.

Marcia is a singer/pianist who knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent, and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking roadhouse blues, and heartfelt ballads. Over the course of her three decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R & B with Austin's deep songwriting tradition into a sound described as "a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm, and a handful of blues."

The rest of the concert series includes: the Harlem Gospel Choir October 14, 2007; the Sherman Symphony Orchestra October 20, 2007; The Oakridge Boys October 26. 2007; Christmas Pops with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra December 1 & 2, 2007; Chu-Fang Huang, piano January 12, 2008; American Chamber Brass February 9, 2008; Sherman Symphony Orchestra with Petar Jankovic, guitar March 1, 2008; Naoko Takada, marimba March 8, 2008; Jack Glatzer, violin March 29, 2008; and the Sherman Symphony Orchestra Opera Arias, Choruses, and Overtures May 3, 2008.



To learn the scope of SCAH member organizations and to enjoy the scheduled cultural events they offer. Visit our website at for links to detailed information regarding scheduled events.

Sherman Community Players – Two live community theaters that provide separate performances for adult audiences and for children audiences

Community Series – Features events of a variety of musical performances to include classical, jazz, and others. Also presents all the scheduled performances of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra

Sherman Symphony Orchestra – Classical music, often including prominent guest vocalists or instrumentalists

North Texas Concert Chorale – Public performance of chorale music, classical and non-classical selections

Children's Chorus of Greater North Texas – Features children in public presentations of classical and non-classical music

Red River Valley Chorus - Performances of women's barbershop and other styles of music

Texoma Chordringers - Presentations of men's barbershop music style

Sherman Art League – Visual art with presentations by guest artists and performance of judged art shows

Friends of the Sherman Public Library - Literary art with presentations by guest authors and other related activities

Be a Junior Woodcarver

The Texoma Woocarvers Guild 2007 Show at Sherman Arts Festival has a category for Junior Carvers - open to youths 8 - 18; may enter as many as two pieces, no entry fee will be charged. Items entered may be any type carving, any finish. For more info go to and click on Celebrate Art, scroll down to woodcarving show, or call Dick Malnory, 903 532 5429.

New at Sherman Arts Festival - Storytelling!

L.A. Hudson

L.A. Hudson and friends

Enjoy hearing stories suitable for all ages in the cool comfort of the Honey McGee Lobby, Saturday, September 15! Storytelling will begin at 10 a.m. and there will be a different presentation on the hour and half hour, with the last one beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Hear Waynetta Ausmus, L. A. Hudson, Rhonda Williams, Belinda Sakowski, Doris Haynie, and Tom Medley! All of this is FREE - with free balloons as well.

Storytelling Stage I, in Honey McGee
10 a.m. - Waynetta Ausmus
10:30 a.m. - L. A. Hudson
11 a.m. - Rhonda Williams
11:30 a.m. - Belinda Sakowski
noon - Doris Haynie
12:30 p.m. - Tom Medley

Storytelling Stage II - Sherman Public Library reading area ( just to right of entrance)
10:30 a.m. - Doris Haynie
11 a.m. - Waynetta Ausmus

Thanks to the Theatricks Advisory Council and the Supporting Cast for hosting this event.

In addition, you can hear Doris Haynie at the Sherman Public Library at 10:30 a.m., and Waynetta Ausmus at 11 a.m.

Don't miss out on the FUN!

Make-and Take Art

Barbara Powell, Art from the Heart Gallery will once again offer free Make-and-Take art at the Sherman Youth Center. This time you can create truly individual art beginning with your own thumbprint! 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

Master Gardener Booth on Elm St. - garden craft – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free T shirt painting on Kids Alley as long as the shirts hold out! Also at the Youth Center, Texoma Woodcarvers Guild will teach you to soap carve, free, from 10 – 11 a.m. (ages 8 – 12).

Don't Miss the Teddy Bear Parade!

Register in front of Kidd-Key on Elm St., 8:45 a.m., Sat., Sept. 15 –Teddy Bear judging at 9, Parade around Municipal Block at 9:30, accompanied by drummers from SHS Bearcat Band! Categories such as most-loved, etc. Ribbons will be awarded and one Grand Prize.

Click here for entry form.

Take Part in the Video Race

With a bow to the 25th annual Sherman Arts Festival - 25-Hour Video Race Creativity v. Time! Entrants will have 25 hours to create a G-rated video of 5 minutes or less in length. Must provide your own equipment - cameras, lights, mikes, etc. No limit on number of crew members. Entries must be submitted on mini-dvd. No entry fee.

START- 1 p.m., Sat., Sept. 8, Kelly Square, Downtown Sherman - You will see samples from Dallas video race, and will receive the theme, line of dialogue, location and prop that must be incorporated in each video.
FINISH - Drop-off at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, Cable One, Texoma Parkway, Sherman.
SCREENING - 3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 15, Kelly Square and on local access cable, Cable One.


Sherman Parks and Recreation Youth Art Show

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